draw|back

draw|back
draw|back «DR BAK», noun.
1. anything that makes a situation or experience less complete or satisfying; unfavorable condition; disadvantage; hindrance: »

Our trip was interesting, but the rainy weather was a drawback.

2. money paid back from a charge made: »

A drawback is made on customs duties on imported goods when they are later exported. Goods for which an export license is needed or which are being exported on drawback (Birmingham Post).

SYNONYM(S): rebate.
3. a withdrawal: »

Representative Ogden Reid…emphasized the need…to arrange a drawback of the missile installations (New York Times).


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